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Health Services: Armed Forces

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what continuing obligations his Department has for the medical care of servicemen and women injured in the course of service after they have been discharged; and if he will make a statement. (172892)

The national health service is responsible for the health care of service personnel on leaving the armed forces provided the individual is entitled to residency in the United Kingdom. The Department provides funding to primary care trusts to meet this responsibility.